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Unread 08-16-2005, 06:27 AM   #1
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question RE: sealing polished marble when using a stainproof grout

we are laying a liglht-colored marble for our floor and have purchased a stainproof/mildew proof grout that has Teflon in it. Can we put a water-based penetrating sealer over the marble and grout, or should we seal the marble first? I assume the grout will not be absorbing any sealer and that the marble will absorb very little.
Also, is it totally necessary to seal my marble that goes on the floor if water beads up pretty good on it? I think I should definitely seal that which goes in the shower. Any help appreciated!
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Unread 08-16-2005, 06:40 AM   #2
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If water beads up on it - sealer will too. The sealer you apply will not go into the stone like it should to work, so you'll just have sealer or sealer residue sitting on the surface of your tiles causing all kinds of trouble.

Sealers are not designed to prevent wear and tear, scuffing, scratching or acid etching. All it does is prevent liquids from being absorbed into the stone.
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Unread 08-16-2005, 06:17 PM   #3
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Hi Miss Marble, Welcome!

Please share a first name with us.

Try to keep your posts together, so everyone will be on the same page.

Did you find out the name of the grout you are using is yet?

Adrianna hit the nail on the head as far as the marble is concerned.

This is a good time to consider how you will be maintaining your marble.
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Unread 08-17-2005, 05:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info to you both. My name is "Tess," but I'm not sure where to place that so people know. I'll keep my future questions in one place. This is a wonderful forum.
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Unread 08-17-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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Is that stuff called Trafficmaster. If it is, return it and get some "regular" grout. If it is, or similar I advise against using it. The stuff goes on difficult, pinholes, messy to clean, and on and on. Do a search here on the grout name, see what you find.
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